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Film festival looks to bring Palestinian culture to campus

Film festival looks to bring Palestinian culture to campus

Catie Sanders

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Film, Life & Times, Showcase

A Loyola sophomore is looking to bring the culture of Palestine all the way to Uptown New Orleans. On Nov. 9, the Palestinian Film Festival will be held in Bobet Hall and aims to educate students on the movement for freedom in Palestine. Marco Saah, popular and commercial music sophomore, worked...

Marooners share the one film they think everyone must watch

Marooners share the one film they think everyone must watch

Catie Sanders

November 6, 2018


Filed under Film, Life & Times, Showcase

In honor of Autumn being the season for film festivals, the Maroon staff shared the one film they think everyone should see at one point in their life. Andres Fuentes, Editor in Chief The Dark Knight Andrew Lang, Sports Editor Memento Catie Sanders, Life & Times Editor Rocky Horror Picture Show Cristo D...

Female filmmakers offer insight on the entertainment industry

Female filmmakers offer insight on the entertainment industry

Khayla Gaston

November 6, 2018


Filed under Film, Life & Times, Showcase

Future female filmmakers were left inspired and confident in their ability to be successful in a male-dominated industry thanks to the panel "Conversations with Women in Film."Hosted by the Women’s Resource Center, the panel featured Mridu Chandra, a film producer and mentor to short film-make...

The New Orleans Film Festival proves that anyone can be Don Quixote

The New Orleans Film Festival proves that anyone can be Don Quixote

Rose Wagner

November 5, 2018


Filed under Film, Life & Times, Showcase

At first glance, 15th-century Spain might not appear to have much in common with modern-day St. Bernard Parish, but one Louisiana filmmaker strongly disagrees.Chris Poché wrote and directed the Louisiana-based film "The True Don Quixote," which premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival on Oct. 20. The...

Column: Howlin’ haunted places to avoid on campus

Column: Howlin’ haunted places to avoid on campus

Catie Sanders

October 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Life & Times, Nightlife, Showcase

1. 8th Floor of BuddigAs an incoming freshman I did a quick Google search of Buddig Hall hoping I could find pictures of the layout or color of the walls. Instead, I found an previous Maroon article by Vicki Calloum claiming an exorcism was once performed on an 8th floor resident after a game of Ouija went horribly wrong. But, this happened in the 60s, so B...

City Park welcomes Scout Island Scream Park

City Park welcomes Scout Island Scream Park

Erin Haynes

October 29, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Nightlife, Showcase

Scout Island Scream Park will leave the Wolf Pack howling as it adds itself to the list of already terrifying Halloween attractions in New Orleans. For years, City Park has held spooky festivities to celebrate the holiday, like Ghost in the Oaks and the chilling Voodoo Music + Arts Festival. On ...

Local tour merges the haunted and the historic

Local tour merges the haunted and the historic

Tyler Wann

October 29, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Lifestyle, Multimedia, Nightlife, Showcase

    Many places have laws requiring disclosure if someone has previously died in the building. Tour guides like to say that New Orleans doesn’t have those because it’s almost a given that at least one or two people have died in any building in the city. “You can be sure of that,...

How to slay Halloween in New Orleans

How to slay Halloween in New Orleans

Vanessa Alvarado

October 27, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Lifestyle, Nightlife, Photography, Showcase

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for many spooky and not so spooky reasons. Who doesn't love playing dress up? Halloween gives me the excuse not to be just Vanessa for the night. Being just Vanessa definitely is not a problem but, sometimes a girl wants to be Britney Spears for the nig...

NOLA Nightmare rises from the grave of House of Shock

NOLA Nightmare rises from the grave of House of Shock

Caitlyn Reisgen

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Life & Times, Nightlife, Photography, Showcase

On the same grounds under the Huey P. Long Bridge, where the House of Shock terrified visitors for years, the new haunted house, New Orleans Nightmare, debuted this year. This unique haunted house is owned by the 13th Floor Entertainment Group, who also owns other haunts across the United Stat...

Southern Candymakers is carving up some haunting treats for October

Southern Candymakers is carving up some haunting treats for October

Andres Fuentes

October 22, 2018


Filed under Food, Life & Times, Showcase

  New Orleans: a city of haunted streets, voodoo shops and cemeteries. But one French Quarter candy shop is looking to mix the might of New Orleans with the fright of Halloween into spooky sweets for the Halloween season. Southern Candymakers has been cooking up traditional New Orleans candie...

Social justice themes ring throughout theater production

Social justice themes ring throughout theater production

Emma Ruby

October 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase, Theater

"Believe women." That was the message that Shelbi Copain, mass communication and musical theatre sophomore, hopes students took away from the Loyola theater department production These Shining Lives.The show tells the true story of four women in the late 1920’s who were exposed to radium in the...

Gallery: Fall Break expectations in Southern Louisiana

Gallery: Fall Break expectations in Southern Louisiana

Ariel Landry

October 8, 2018


Filed under Leisure, Lifestyle, Photography, Showcase

It doesn't feel like fall yet. In New Orleans, we still have the A/C cranked on high with the hope of cool weather hitting sometime during Fall Break, but the expectations of having typical autumn activities aren't always the reality in October.

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